Salem Weekly News for April 16, 2021
FM RADIO AVAILABILITY
While our worship service this Sunday will take place in the sanctuary under our restricted conditions the service may be heard from our parking lot over FM radio. Two of our technicians, Brandon Grotelueschen and Kevin Booth were in the building Wednesday night to work at arranging this hook-up. This gives us a way to expand our availability; we will be in-person, concurrently over the radio, and later online and over the Verona cable television channel.
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
Reservations are needed but ample spots remain for our in person worship service this Sunday at 10:30. Please make your reservation using this link https://rsvp.church/r/6XQlGLk2
Please be aware that in the registration link above for submitting an RSVP to attend worship the character after the “Q” is a lower case “L” and not an upper case “i.” If any of you have had difficulty connecting to the site, this may clear up the problem for you.
Skylar Mae Flood will be baptized during worship this Sunday. Skylar is the daughter of Jacob and Bridget Flood and her paternal grandparents are Charles and Diane Flood.
AT YOUR SERVICE
Do you need assistance with lawn mowing, yardwork, outdoor painting, or dog walking? The youth of Salem would like to serve you and they are looking for opportunities to help their Salem community by providing any work that can be done outdoors, or in an otherwise Covid- safe environment. Please contact Sarah Pundt (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to schedule a service.
MILESTONE ON THE MILLSTONE!!
Thank you for your wonderful pledges and continued gifts toward reducing the church’s building loan! Our multi-year campaign began with a loan amount of $500,000. As of the end of March, your contributions have reduced the amount remaining to under $150,000 (specifically, $148,022). GLAD PRAISES! are called for indeed. We are, of course, still receiving gifts toward the full reduction of the loan, and any contribution will be greatly appreciated.
Rebuilding Trust is the theme for this Sunday’s sermon. We are living in an era full of suspicion and our society has detrimentally all but lost its capacity to trust. The capacity to trust is a necessary part of the infrastructure of local community and national unity. How can trust be restored? The sermon’s material will follow Ephesians 4:1-3, 14-16. Read and think about that passage ahead of time and try to anticipate what the guy in the gray robe will say about it.
If you would like to reserve space in Salem’s garden, please contact Doug or Barb Smith. Bdsmith5254@gmail.com or email@example.com They will be happy to assist you in staking your claim.
ANNUAL MEETING, SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION
The Annual Meeting of the Southwest Wisconsin Association will take place over Zoom on May 8 from 9 until noon. If you would like to be a delegate or a visitor to this meeting, let Mark know and he will send in your registration.
Awaken Dane is a collaboration between, among others, the Wisconsin Council of Churches and the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. It grows out of research conducted about Dane Country churches by one of Dubuque’s professors. Among its key questions are, How is God at work in my community? and How can we get in sync with what God is doing in neighborhoods around us? A changing Verona and a changing Salem put our church in an excellent position to profit much toward the future through participation in Awaken Dane. On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 1pm-2:15pm, there will be, over Zoom, a workshop that will allow interested churches to get a taste for Awaken Dane. Here is a link to a description of the workshop and a registration form. https://awakendane.org/awaken-dane-sample-event/
Please register on your own, but let Mark know of your interest so we have a good idea of Salem’s participation.
9:00AM Sunday School
Our office is open in the mornings on weekdays.
Whether you are looking to renew your relationship with God or just find friends to support you through good times and bad, Salem offers regular services, fellowship, outreach, community service, potluck programs, and musical groups to keep you coming back.